Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 7, 2016

Instant Replay

sept 7“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”  Matthew 13:16-17 (ESV)

Ever get a message on your phone and they leave a number so fast you can’t get?  Or even worse you have a bad connection so the slurred speech has to be played over and over again in hopes of getting it. Thank God for instant replay.  We can go back and here what we don’t get until we do get it.

Wonder if we ever hear God doing the replay for us?  A reoccurring theme – the same message – played over and over again by totally different people, circumstances or passages from His word.  In a perfect scenario, we would pay attention and get it the first time, but we all know perfect doesn’t usually happen.  We’ve gotten good at dismissing and overlooking what we don’t want to hear.  Or better yet, we have no problem thinking someone else needs to hear what is intending for us.

Complicated – not really.  When God wants our attention, He will definitely find a way to get it.  Problem is, we may experience some consequences we could have avoided if only we had gotten His point the first time.

So, let’s clear our calendar and pause the noise.  Let’s look for the reoccurring theme – the intended point that God wants us to see.  Let’s write it down, pray over it and seek Godly counsel if needed. Let’s not allow what God is saying get trapped in a bad connection from His heart to ours.

And for all those moments inbetween when we miss it – the grace of God covers us.  He never gives up. He never grows weary. He never lectures or points the finger in our face.  But God is persistent.  Why? Because He loves us beyond our own comfort.  He desires the very best for our lives and He will continuously speak the message we so desperately need to hear until we get it.

“Father, I’m so thankful that You keep speaking deep into my heart – unearthing the things that need to be removed, discarded and changed.  Help me to listen, get it and move towards the path You desire for my life.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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